VP & Principal Analyst for Big Data at Forrester
Mike's research focuses on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data and IoT strategy, Hadoop/Spark, predictive analytics, streaming analytics, prescriptive analytics, machine learning, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, architecture, design, and creative collaboration. He specializes in eCommerce, insurance, banking, and other verticals leveraging today's most innovative technologies.
Principal/Partner, Insurance Technology Practice at Deloitte
Linda Pawczuk is a senior technology executive with a distinguished international career recognized for strategic leadership, business partnership, and successful execution of large, complex global transformation programs within the financial services industry. She is respected for her strategic thought leadership and for her practical approach to delivering high risk, high impact transformation programs. Her experience as a CTO, Senior Vice President of Technology and an international technology consulting partner is very diverse which lends to her delivery success track record and her role as an advocate for business-led technology transformation. Career highlights include practice leader Insurance Technology, a transformation leader for several core system programs, serving as CTO of a global payments company, enabling the divesture of 26 companies for a global financial service company, and running large data centers and network operations.
Principal Big Data Architect at Comcast
Michael Fagan is the Principal Big Data Architect at Comcast, and his core focus is ensuring the company capitalizes on enterprise Hadoop. Over the past two years, he has successfully helped guide Comcast's Hadoop Journey from research experiment to mission critical 24x7 multi-tenant capability. In addition to defining strategy, standards and best practices for enterprise Hadoop, Mike is still very hands on with delivery teams and setting out the architecture for major platform components.
Mr. Fagan draws from more than 20 years of success delivering mission critical systems for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.
VP & Principal Analyst for Big Data at Capgemini
Arindam is a Technology Leader with 20+ years of experience in the financial services industry. He currently heads Capgemini’s Big Data Practice for Financial Services. As a hands-on leader, Arindam excels in conceptualizing, creating and delivering transformation solutions for his clients that leverage the advances in the Big Data & Analytics technologies while incorporating the experience and lessons learned through years of delivering EDM solutions. Arindam also believes that Data and Analytics lie at the heart of Digital Transformation and is responsible for evangelizing this belief to his clients.
CTO at Silicon Valley Data Science
With over 15 years in advanced analytical applications and architecture, John is dedicated to helping organizations become more data-driven. He combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic engineering leadership.